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Library Exam Period Notes

Over reading days and exams (May 4th-13th), the library will have additional 24 hour study space available on Levels 2 and 3 in the south reading room.  This will be in addition to the normal 24 hour spaces below it on Levels 1, A, and B.

Also note that the library will be closed to visitors during this period.

Faculty note: Course Reserves for Spring 2016

It is again time for faculty to submit your lists of Library Course Reserves for the spring semester.  If you have not used this service before, it allows us to pull any print books and videos from our collection and hold them at the Library Circulation desk under shorter loan periods to make sure the material is available to as many students in your class as possible.

This year we are asking that you submit your lists by Friday, December 11th or as soon afterwards as possible to give us time to purchase items we may not hold and to digitize films we have not used in a while.


 Since the Library does not typically buy textbooks, if you have any personal or departmental copies of textbooks being assigned this spring that you are willing to let us share with the students, we’d be happy to make them available.  They will be returned to you over the summer.

 Next Steps

 What do you need to do?  Submit your lists of books and videos using the online form at .  Further details about library course reserves are available at .  If you have any questions you can contact Amy Rua, our Circulation Reserves Manager, who will be happy to help you.


Thanksgiving weekend

The library will close Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30pm for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen at 10am on Sunday, November 29th.  Students will have card access to the building’s 24-hour zone throughout this period.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Accessing Library E-resources

As was announced in our Information Services Fall 2015 Update, we are changing our authentication method for library e-resources to eliminate the need for our off campus users to download a VPN client.  This initiative takes advantage of Trinity’s new Shibboleth authentication server, a product called EZProxy, and a rewrite of our local web links to provide a smoother transition from our library discovery systems to the e-resource.

The most noticeable change is that many of our web links now have “” in their address.  The first time you click on one of these resources you will be asked to login to the College’s new Shibboleth authentication server and then passed onto the resource.    If you allow your web browser to store cookies, you will only need to login once per session.

 Further details are at


Late night study space?

Studying late night?  The Library will again have all spaces in our south wing open 24/7 through exams.  This is the side of the building that includes the reading room on Levels 2 & 3 down through the computer labs on Level B.

The study spaces around the main bookstack areas to the north of the atrium (including the periodical reading room) will close at their normal times.

Spring Break Hours

The Library will have adjusted opening hours over spring break.  They are:

  • Saturday-Sunday, (March 14-15), closed
  • Monday-Friday, (March 16-20), 8:30am-4:30pm.
  • Saturday (March 21), closed

We will resume normal hours on Sunday, March 22nd.  However our 24 hour study spaces will remain open to Trinity users throughout this period.

New Access Services Librarian


We are pleased to announce that Kellie O’Donnell has joined the Library staff on as our new Access Services Librarian.  Kellie comes to us after several years with Hartford Public Library, most recently as one of their senior managers in their downtown branch.  At Trinity, she will oversee our circulation, course reserves, and interlibrary loan services.  You will find her ready to help near the Circulation Desk in LITC A28.

Kellie succeeds Jeff Liszka, who is fortunately still working for us but is now one of our Research and Instruction librarians supporting the Arts and Humanities.  Jeff can be found in his new office near the reference area in LITC A37.



Library Media Group Study Rooms


Two of our four Library Media Group Study Rooms on Level 1 have completed their renovations.  Rooms 113 and 114 now have table seating for six, 65″ TVs, multiregion DVD players, and laptop hookups.  The new arrangement better allows for collaborative work in addition to media viewing.  Rooms 115 and 116 still have their original setup with lounge seating and a range of other types of media playback equipment.

Room keys for all four group study rooms can be checked out from the Circulation desk on Level A.  Usage is limited to 3 hours each on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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